How To Install Yahoo DSL without CD

Please note that I did not write this. This is reprinted from Obviously.com. The only thing that has been changed is formatting, all else is exactly as the author written. This is here for my personal reference.

When you receive your Yahoo! DSL self-install kit, you’ll find a CD. Don’t be tempted. Setup is easier, faster, and better without the CD. The compact disc installs complicated spyware and a customized browser, which do little or nothing for your Internet experience. Included here are instructions for a direct setup. No CD makes for better setup!

If your equipment is the 2Wire HomePortal

  1. Plug in the HomePortal (per the supplied instructions), connecting directly to one computer.
  2. Start a web browser and enter https://sbcreg.sbcglobal.net/ (you must include the https:// part). Alternately, try support.sbcglobal.net/register. If you get a web page, skip to step #7.
  3. Enter as a web address homeportal (without any other characters). If this brings you to a status screen, you’re doing great — you can connect to the router, skip to step #5.
  4. You are now in trouble, sorry. Either your cables are bad, or you need to set up a local area network. Chances are this won’t work out for you. If using Windows, go to “Settings->Network and Dialup Connections”, then make a “Dial up” connection to the Internet via a “LAN”. Skip the automatic proxy configuration, skip the email step.
  5. Enter as a web address homeportal/setup/cdless.html. You should see a screen like the one below. You need to enter a “keycode” into the Home Portal. A list of keycodes can be found at www.2Wire.com/keycode. For SBC Yahoo! DSL enter “522p 22p4 6262 22at f2nv“. Click accept.
  6. Enter temporary login information into the Home Portal. For SBC Yahoo DSL use a login name of “sbcyahooreg@sbcglobal.net” with password “sbcyahooreg“. Your DSL connection should now spring to life.
  7. Now you need to register and get a permanent login name and password. Visit “support.sbcglobal.net/register“, and enter your personal information (usually your DSL telephone number). Mozilla and Linux users note that you might have trouble entering your phone number, due to bugs in the SBC web page. Try a different browser.
  8. Repeat step #6, except with your permanent username and password.
  9. That’s it. You should be live. Run a speed test over at www.BroadbandReports.com to be sure you’re getting all the speed you paid for. You can visit Yahoo.com to access all the Yahoo/SBC premium content. Visit the SBC website for instructions on setting up email.

If you have trouble, you can visit the secret management page on the 2Wire Portal — “homeportal/management”. Your HomePortal takes care of everything: it is an all-in-one box that functions as a DSL Modem, broadband router, firewall and home networking hub with WiFi, USB, PhoneLine and Ethernet. Some of that functionality is hidden in the management pages (for example, the control that lets you lower the transmit power for 802.11b wireless WiFi networking). Note that the 2Wire registers itself, transmitting certain personal data (such as how many connected computers you have) directly to SBC and 2Wire. SBC and 2Wire can dial into your router for tech support. Big brother? Maybe. But also useful.

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  1. i dont have the cd nemore and im tryin to install another computer to our internet, i have the 2wire adapter needed jus dont know how to go about downloadin the software? if there is a site i can download it onto a disc then insert it in the comp i wanna add?

  2. I believe you may have to call up SBC/ATT to get another copy of that software. These directions show you how to get your internet up and running without the CD… And if you’re just adding another computer to your internet, you don’t need to install the software. Once you plug it in via Ethernet cable, it should work. If it’s not working, I would check your computer settings.

  3. ADC,

    NEVER use the CD they give you…It just installs Yahoo SPAM on your computer…..NO NEED FOR THE CD at all…!

  4. Bob S.,

    The “good news” is… it works! Quite nicely, as a matter of fact.

    And… if you pay attention during the install (instead of blithely accepting the “defaults”), you can de-select all of the “bloatware” and “SBC/Yahoo crud”, easily enough.

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